Microsoft Releases AMD Bulldozer-Boosting Hotfix

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bautrey

Microsoft took down the hotfix.  "The code associated with this KB is incomplete and should not be used."  Uh oh, and I have it on my system.  I hope nothing bad happens.

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sdunnin

Has anyone been able to get this yet, and if so how? I tried chatting with an MS customer service agent this evening and got this information

Agent: I do apologize however, for us to send the Hotfix that we need, we would need the help of our Professional Support team.
Agent: Please contact them at 800-936-4900 from Monday - Friday 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time.
Agent: They are handling concerns in processing request for the said Hotfix.

I just want to download the hotfix and not sit on the phone forever.

 

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limitbreaker

this is great news, it means i can upgrade my cpu when second gen bulldozer comes out without taking the METRO

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bautrey

I have the hotfix applied on my computer and I have the FX-8150.  I ran Cinebench 11.5 and there was no difference in score (5.82).  What other benchmarks should I run?

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bautrey

ooooooooooo yay!!!  Thank you microsoft!!

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Supall

Will you guys redo the benchmarks because of this?  Or shall  I head onto Anandtech or TomsHardware for that?

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ABouman

Gordon assures me we're working on it.

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majorsuave

Time flees. Benchmark awaited.

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Typo91

I am sure the preformance gain is less than %1.  Enless someone designes a benchmark that rapidly starts and stops thousands of threads.

 

I would love to see the day when a patch of some kind comes out, and magically preformance gains of 30% or more are realized.

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Slurpy

You obviously weren't playing RAGE the first two weeks after launch.

 

(Smart decision, btw)

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Biceps

Lol, yep.

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Jeffredo

Someone test please!

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chart2006

Will we see some new benchmarking and compare them to see performance gain margins?

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